Agora Object: A 2973
Inventory Number:   A 2973
Section Number:   Ι 1645
Title:   Capital: Ionic
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   The builders of the Late Roman Fortification Wall had knocked off chips, especially from the volutes; most are missing. Empolion cutting on underside 0.06m square. Egg and dart not carved but painted; eggs blue with central divider in red; darts in red outline. Volutes and cushion outlined in blue. Red band around periphery of underside. Eyes in red with central palmettes outlined in blue, sheath red. Crowning ovolo has blue eggs and red darts. Three red raised bands on bolster. Top smooth; relieving surface. Incised on one side with a letter.
With shaft A 2970.
Marble.
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Keyword:   UV
Notes:   Samples of color in Study Collections-Case No. 38-Α.
Context:   From tower of Late Roman Fortification at S.W. corner of Library of Pantainos; from lowest course of south wall of tower together with A 2969, A 2970, A 2971 and A 2972, and fragments A 2891 and A 2892.
Notebook Page:   3206
Negatives:   Leica, 81-609, 82-148, 82-149, 82-152, 82-600, 82-601, 82-602, color slide
PD Number:   PD 1124, PD 1628, PD 1629, PD 2160, PD 2726
Dimensions:   H. (at middle) 0.35; W. (abacus) 0.78, (center to center of eyes) 0.81, (red band) 0.008; L. (abacus) 0.92; Diam. (bottom) 0.68; D. (empolion cutting) 0.04
Material:   Marble
Date:   July 1959
Section:   Ι
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 35-36, 72, fig. 24.
    Hesperia 65 (1996), pp. 129-130, 154, no. 14 B, figs. 2, 21, pls. 40, 41.
    Guide (1990), p. 194.
    Guide (1976), p. 182.
    Travlos (1971), fig. 153.
    Guide (1962), p. 137, pl. X.
    Hesperia 29 (1960), pp. 351-356.
    Agora XIV, p. 166.
    Agora XXIV, p. 7, n. 46.
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Card: A 2973
Card: A 2973